Ontario

Wed
25
Nov

Ontario medical marijuana users get OK to vaporize anywhere

TORONTO — Medical marijuana users in Ontario are now legally able to use vaporizers just about anywhere in the province.

The Liberal government quietly exempted them this week from a law that bans the use of e-cigarettes anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited. It means medical marijuana users can vaporize in restaurants, at work or on playgrounds.

Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said under the exemption for medical marijuana users, employers or restaurant owners could still ban them from smoking on the premises.

"If it's bothering somebody, find another place to go and smoke," she said Wednesday.

Wed
25
Nov

'LCBO should have pot monopoly, too' : Union boss

Government-run weed stores are not necessary, reply marijuana advocates, after OPSEU boss suggests keeping it in state hands following legalization.

Stocking weed alongside wine at the LCBO is the best way to protect public health, say addiction experts. But for marijuana advocates it’s more of the same prohibition. 

In a statement released Monday, the union representing LCBO workers said the provincially owned stores are the ideal place to sell marijuana, should the federal government legalize it.

“If they do legalize it, then it’s a drug,” Warren (Smokey) Thomas told the Star. “So we think that, like alcohol, it should be controlled.”

Mon
23
Nov

Matica Begins Legal Action Against THCD

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 23, 2015 / Matica Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMJ) (Frankfurt: 39NF) (OTC PINK: MQPXF("Matica" or the "Company") announces that the Company has filed a Notice of Civil Claim in the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia naming THC Dispensaries Canada Inc. ("THCD"), Francis MacMaster, CEO of THCD and other related parties as Defendants in an effort to recoup funds and other damages suffered by Matica as a result of numerous breaches by the Defendants of the October 7th, 2014 Investment Agreement ("the Agreement").

Mon
23
Nov

Ontario Public Service Employees Union pushes for marijuana sales through LCBO stores

Marijuana should be sold in LCBO stores if the drug is legalized by the federal government, according to the head of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas said provincial liquor stores have a solid track record of responsibly selling alcohol, and he believes the same standards would be applied to the sale of legalized pot.

Thomas said the union will be releasing a position paper on the sale of marijuana in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, OPSEU has teamed up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and mental health experts to form a coalition that will advise Ottawa on the potential legalization of marijuana. 

Sat
21
Nov

Church of the Universe A Cannabis world united

The movement for a world united by Cannabis began, in 1969,when Walter Tucker (1932-2012) founded the Church of the Universe in Ontario, Canada. Within 46 years the movement had grown to an estimated 90 million members, far surpassing many other organized religions across the globe.

The Church of the Universe holds the Tree of Life, Marijuana as sacred from the Garden of Eden, a gift from God. The church mandate: “…to worship God and live with the the Tree of Life, Marijuana, in harmony with the Universe. We, God’s people, believe that it is our responsibility to defend our right to our sacrament, the Tree of Life, and encourage the worship and adherence to the Law of God to earn the right to the Tree of Life and The Water of Life…”

Fri
20
Nov

Tweed Receives 14-Month MMPR License and Supplemental License Renewal

SMITHS FALLS, ON , Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Inc. ("Tweed"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or "the Company") (CGC.V) has successfully renewed its license to produce and sell marijuana under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

The renewed license, which is valid for 14 months until January 19, 2017 , allows Tweed to produce and sell up to 3,500 kg of dried marijuana. In addition, Health Canada has renewed Tweed's supplemental license to produce fresh marijuana and/or cannabis oil, over the same period.

Thu
19
Nov

Police will keep arresting even if most pot charges dropped

Courts attempt to divert criminal charges 83% of the time, yet police enforcement is way up

Even though most marijuana possession charges Hamilton police lay are dropped once they get to court, investigators will continue to arrest smokers just like they always have, Police Chief Glenn De Caire says.

"We're going to continue to make the arrests and we're going to continue to lay the charges," De Caire said on The Bill Kelly Show Wednesday, when asked about a CBC story that showed most charges never lead to a plea or conviction.

Wed
18
Nov

Canopy Growth Corporation Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing

SMITHS FALLS, ON , Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy" or the "Company") (CGC.V), is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced short form prospectus offering, on a bought deal basis, including the exercise in full of the underwriters' over-allotment option. A total of 7,012,700 common shares in the capital of the Company (the "Shares") were sold at a price of $2.05 per Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $14,376,035.00 (the "Offering"). The Offering was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Ltd. and including GMP Securities L.P., INFOR Financial Inc.

Wed
18
Nov

CAMH studying the effect of marijuana on driving ... by getting people high

Scientists at CAMH are getting people high, and then putting them behind the wheel -- of a driving simulator.

If Justin Trudeau's Liberal government legalizes marijuana in Canada, research by drug experts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto may play a role in how it's enforced.

For the last two years, scientists Robert Mann and Gina Stoduto have been giving test subjects a joint, putting them behind the wheel of a driving simulator, and recording what happens under controlled conditions.

"The number one drug found in dead and injured drivers after alcohol is cannabis," Mann said. "Teenage drivers in high school are now more likely to drive after cannabis use than they are after drinking."

Wed
18
Nov

Canada's newest medical marijuana producer blossoms in Brant County

A former chicken processing plant in Paris has a new lease on life.

After a $10-million renovation, the facility is now home to Kindcann – Canada’s newest licensed producer of medical marijuana.

Unlike illegal grow-ops, it wasn’t a matter of finding some quiet space and planting some crops.

Health Canada requires growers to meet strict regulations for security.

As a result, the Kindcann plant has a controlled-access security system, perimeter fencing, and nearly 40 surveillance cameras.

CEO Maxim Zavet says he understand why the government mandates such strict security measures.

“They want to make sure that the product’s not being diverted from the facilities and ending up on the street,” he said.

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